JIC Recovery Release No. 132 - One Year Later, Federal Support for Typhoon Mawar Recovery Reaches More Than $338 Million


JIC Recovery Release No. 132 - One Year Later, Federal Support for Typhoon Mawar Recovery Reaches More Than $338 Million

It has been one year since Typhoon Mawar caused the island of Guam to announce a major disaster declaration. More than $338 million in federal assistance has been provided to survivors in Guam to include grants from FEMA through the Individual Assistance and Public Assistance Programs, and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). To-date, FEMA remains in the affected communities, working with local and state officials to provide Public Assistance grants and temporary housing. 

Public Assistance: 

As of May 6, 2024, 175 projects have been approved for $10.4 million. Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program that aids state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and certain types of nonprofit organizations, impacted by federally declared disasters. The assistance allows for reimbursement for eligible work including debris removal, emergency protective measures and repairs to infrastructure and other structures. The Public Assistance program is funded by FEMA and administered by Guam Homeland Security Office of Civil Defense. 

Individual Assistance: 

As of May 05, 2024, 29,955 registrations have been received and nearly $71million in FEMA grants have been approved for renters and homeowners in Guam. 

  • Nearly $40 million has been provided in Housing Assistance that helps pay for uninsured home repairs, home replacement, and rental assistance for short-term lodging. 

  • More than $31 million in Other Needs Assistance grants have been provided to help pay for uninsured personal property replacement and other serious storm-related needs. 2 

SBA Disaster Loans: 

SBA has approved in total more than $257 million in long-term, low interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, and businesses. These flexible loans may help supplement insurance settlements and FEMA grants.

  • More than $213 million in home loans 

  • More than $41 million in business loans. 

  • More than $2 million in economic injury loans to support small businesses and nonprofits that suffered disaster-related economic losses.

The application period has closed as of July 28, 2023. To provide updates on your application, submit new information or ask questions; call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 from 10 p.m. through 2 p.m. CHST the following day. Download the FEMA mobile app. 


For the latest FEMA information visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4715 




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